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Macbeth is responsible for his own downfall Do you agree In the beginning of the play Macbeth the witches confronted Macbeth and Banquo and prophesied that Macbeth would be Thane of Glamis Thane of Cawdor and King hereafter As from then we acknowledge that Macbeth is a weak character Macbeth could have dismissed the prophecies as fantastical like Banquo did But instead Macbeth chooses to believe in those miss-interpreted predictions which ultimately lead to his own downfall From the start when the witches said that Macbeth would be king hereafter Macbeth seems to be taken in by the predictions then suddenly commands the witches to be told more Also MacBeths downfall is caused mainly by himself he was the one that plotted those murders he himself killed King Duncan his fellow general Banquo and the family of Macduff Another factor of his own downfall was his ambition he strived to become King of Scotland that he lost all his humane emotions During the beginning of the play the witches play an important part in what was to be the main factor of the whole play that main factor was MacBeths downfall In the start where Macbeth and Banquo confronted the witches the 3 witches addressed Macbeth as the Thane of Cawdor The Thane of Glamis and King hereafter From that moment one the decision Macbeth faced would change and alter his life forever Instead of choosing to dismiss the predictions as some gibberish Macbeth was quite taken in by it And he even went as to command the witches to tell him more Stay you imperfect speakers tell me moreUpon this blasted heath you stop our way with such prophetic greeting Speak I charge you Act 1 Scene 3 Lines 69 - 77 MacBeths downfall was none others faults except his own He chose to accept the prophecies knowingly it had consequences When Macbeth chose to accept the predictions that
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